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Table 3. Number and percentage of schools that offered any courses entirely online, and among those schools that offered courses entirely online, the percentage distribution of schools, by number of courses that are offered online and selected school characteristics: 2015–16


          Among schools that offered at least one course entirely online, percentage distribution of schools that offered  
Selected school characteristic Number of schools that offered courses entirely online   Percent of schools that offered courses entirely online   One or a few courses online   Some courses, but less than half of all courses online   About half of all courses online   A majority of all courses online   Offered all courses online  
All public schools 19,000   21.1   58.9   26.6   3.0   5.7   5.7  
                             
School classification                            
Traditional public 17,100   20.4   59.8   27.0   2.9   5.5   4.8  
Charter school 2,000   28.6   51.6   23.5   3.6   7.5   13.9  
                             
Community type                            
City 4,200   16.8   56.2   25.4   6.0   5.0   7.5 !
Suburban 4,800   16.4   60.1   22.8   2.7   7.2   7.2  
Town 2,700   22.4   52.2   33.3     6.6   6.5 !
Rural 7,400   30.2   62.3   27.4   2.0   4.9   3.4 !
                             
School level                            
Primary 1,700   3.4   81.9   8.4 !      
Middle 1,800   12.8   78.3   8.2 !   4.6    
High 10,300   57.5   53.8   32.2   3.6   6.7   3.6  
Combined 5,300   63.9   55.0   27.8   2.3   5.1   9.7  
                             
Student enrollment                            
Less than 100 2,900   44.8   36.3   23.4   6.1   14.6   19.7  
100-199 2,100   28.8   52.4   30.0     7.6   6.3 !
200-499 5,600   15.7   64.3   27.4   1.1   3.5   3.7 !
500-749 3,000   13.2   67.8   23.0   3.8   4.3    
750-999 1,500   16.2   70.8   24.6        
1,000 or more 3,900   44.0   60.3   29.9   2.9   4.0   3.0 !
                             
Percent of K-12 students who were approved for free or reduced-price lunches                            
0-34 5,200   21.0   66.6   26.1   1.6   2.4    
35-49 2,800   23.2   67.1   25.0     4.9    
50-74 3,600   19.2   60.4   29.4   3.8   5.7    
75 or more 5,700   18.9   55.2   27.6   4.1   5.8   7.3  
School did not participate in free or reduced-price lunch program 1,800   35.7   33.0   22.3     16.3   25.0  
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate) or the response rate is below 50 percent.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and because some data are not shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), "Public School File," 2015–16.